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Le Medina Essaouira Hotel Thalassa Sea & Spa - MGallery Collection
Ranked #15 of 78 Hotels in Essaouira
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Alesund, Norway
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50 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“luxury in Essaouira”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2012

If you visit Essaouira, which I would recommend; this is the hotel. We arrived by bus from Marrakech, and the hotel is some minutes from the bus station. We didn´t know how far away the hotel was, so we needed someone to take our luggage and show the way. There were a horde of pushing porters, but we managed to walk a bit away and got got it much cheaper. When we left the hotel we took the luggage ourselves.
We stayed at the hotel for four days, and we felt we were in a kind of luxury heaven. The large room and bathroom, spotlessly clean. The balcony overlooking the pool and patio. nice breakfast every day outside or inside the restaurant. And excellent service the whole time, you were taken care of. perfect location for the beach and the Medina.
The hotel has two restaurants where to go to have dinner. Go to the one over the street! We tried the one for dinner at the hotel. Nice food,ok wine and entertainment, but where was the head waiter? I haven´t been to a more disorganized restaurant. We had to wait a long time for everything, and it wasn´t easy to get a waiter to come to your table.And it wasn´t too much to do, there were waiters standing doing nothing..It looked like they didn´t know what tables/tasks they were responsible for. Could this be a bad day because it wasn´t the standard of the hotel?
Essaouira has a more quiet medina, compared to the one in Marrakech, and I think a lot of things are cheaper there. It´s windy, but the hotel area and pool is great. I would also recommend Restaurant Sirocco just outside the Medina.

Room Tip: Get one overlooking the pool. Nice to sit on the balcony.
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank herodot
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RACHID B, Directeur général at Le Medina Essaouira Hotel Thalassa Sea & Spa - MGallery Collection, responded to this review, December 6, 2012
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Cher herodot,

Tout d'abord je tiens à vous remercier d'avoir choisi notre hôtel pour votre séjour à Essaouira.

Je suis sincèrement touché par votre commentaire .

je vous présente mes sincères excuses pour les points que vous avez cité,sachez que toutes les mesures nécessaires ont été prises par nos services .

A très bientôt au Médina Essaouira Hôtel Thalassa sea & spa.

Bien à vous
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139 reviews
48 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2012

My wife and I agree: Best hotel experience so far in Morocco.
The hotel staff was particularly hight class and very helpful. The room was clean and tidy and the breakfast by the pool was quite satisfactory.
The location by the beach and the close proximity to the medina of Essaouira added to the positive impression.
But is was the staff that impressed us most. Calm, collected and always helpful. Something we have only experienced in boutique hotels in Asia.

Room Tip: If you like the sound of waves and a magnificent view: Ask for ocean view and balcony
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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1 Thank FHN21
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RACHID B, Directeur général at Le Medina Essaouira Hotel Thalassa Sea & Spa - MGallery Collection, responded to this review, December 6, 2012
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Cher FHN21,

Je suis ravi de constater que vous êtes heureux de votre choix ,et que vous apréciez la qualité de service que nous proposons .

J'ai eu le plaisir de partager vos agréables commentaires avec nos équipes ,chose qui represente une récompense à leurs efforts quotidiens .

Notre satisfaction c'est de rendre votre séjour dans notre hôtel magique et inoubliable.

Je souhaite vivement vous acceuillir prochainement dans votre hôtel Le Médina Essaouira Hôtel Thalasa sea & spa .

Bien à vous
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Tavira, Portugal
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012

This is an above average hotel, but not worthy of top spot. Right by the sea (but across a main road), with its own restaurant (but its associated restaurant across the main road was better. Breakfasts, in the main hotel, outside by the swimming pool (in November) appealed also to the sea-gulls and small birds, who were a nuisance.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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1 Thank Stuart B
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RACHID B, Directeur général at Le Medina Essaouira Hotel Thalassa Sea & Spa - MGallery Collection, responded to this review, December 6, 2012
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Cher stuart B,

Je vous remercie d'avoir choisi de séjourner dans notre établissement , et d'avoir pris le temps de partager avec nous vos commentaires , ceux-ci est très importants car ils nous encouragent pour mieux vous satisfaire.

Je souhaite avoir le plaisir de vous acceuillir lors d'un prochain séjour ,je reste à votre disposition pour toute information complémentaires.

Bien à vous.
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2012 via mobile

We stayed for five nights, found the staff helpful, nice room overlooking the swimming pool, comfortable bed, quiet. The only problems we found , the safe sometimes difficult to set. Showe control not always easy, and problems with the toilet which was very quickly sorted. Enjoyed the breakfast, nice fresh fruit, and nice French bread and pastries. Would recommend this hotel.

Stayed November 2012
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Thank Lynette3696
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RACHID B, Directeur général at Le Medina Essaouira Hotel Thalassa Sea & Spa - MGallery Collection, responded to this review, November 24, 2012
Dear Lynette,

First I would like to thank you for choosing Le Medina Essaouira Thalassa sea & spa MGallery Collection.

Thank you very much for your message. I appreciate that you take time to give us your positive feed back!

I will not hesitate to share your comments with my whole team.

I hope we will have the pleasure of welcoming you in the very near future!

Sincerely
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Sao Paulo
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87 reviews
78 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

This is the best hotel we have stayed in Morocco. Much better than the Sofitels we have tried in Fes and Marrakech. The location is perfect, just a few blocks from the Medina, which is very nice: no vendors trying to push you anything. The best prices in Morocco for any handicraft.
Rooms have good size, the bathroom is large enough, yet they have the weird separated toilet. My balcony faced the pool, which is very pleasant. Staff at the front desk is unbelievably helpful, so is the breakfast one. Food is very good. Internet is free of charge all over the hotel.
Only thing I didn't like is that they don't let you in the heated pool during the day. It's for spa use only. It was cold and we couldn't use the pool outside.
It was a great stay. If I come back to Essaouira one day, would stay here.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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1 Thank Paulista1977
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RACHID B, Directeur général at Le Medina Essaouira Hotel Thalassa Sea & Spa - MGallery Collection, responded to this review, November 24, 2012
Dear Paulista,

Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your recent stay at the Medina Essaouira Hôtel Thalassa sea & spa.

I am happy that you enjoyed your stay in the hotel, I will transfer your compliments to my staff.

I noted your comment about pool, I will take the necessary actions, all my sincere apologies for this experience.

Thank you for your message, I hope to welcome you home again.

Sincerely
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Apeldoorn, The Netherlands
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95 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2012

We have stayed here for 2 weeks in June this year. First we had the standard room, after 2 days there was a problem in the bathroom. They upgraded us a superior room, which was a great room to stay. Service is very good, aspecially Loubna Boubrik the Front Office Manager. The pool is very nice, although you have be there early in the morning to catch a sunbed.
Along the beach there are some very good restaurants for lunch/dinner for cheap prices.
It's about a 10-15 min walk to the Medina.

Room Tip: It's better to stay on the lefthand side of the Hotel, the frontrooms catching a lot wind from t...
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank Peter E
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RACHID B, Directeur général at Le Medina Essaouira Hotel Thalassa Sea & Spa - MGallery Collection, responded to this review, November 19, 2012
Dear Peter,

I very much appreciate your positive feedback regarding your stay at Le Medina Essaouira Hotel Thalassa sea & spa.

Thank you so much for your nice words and complement. I will not hesitate to share your comments with my whole team, especially Loubna Boubrik the Front Office Manager.

I hope I will have the pleasure of welcoming you in the very near future!

Sincerely
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London, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012

We (family of 4) stayed in one of the exceutive suites at Le Medina. The room was very nice, clean and spacious with a good balcony overlooking the pool. We found the service at the hotel to be world class with highly trained and courteous staff. The outdoor pool was very nice and so was the hammam.
The only letdown was the indoor "pool" which is just an oversized bath tub which gets extremely overcrowded after 7pm (which then becomes free to use)! Yuk! I am not sure why this rule is in place - managemnt would do well to lift this restriction.
Essaioura itself is nice albeit a bit small, so 3 days would have been more than enough (we stayed 5).

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank LazyRico
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RACHID B, Directeur général at Le Medina Essaouira Hotel Thalassa Sea & Spa - MGallery Collection, responded to this review, November 12, 2012
Dear LazyRico,

Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your recent stay at the Medina Essaouira Hotel Thalassa sea & spa.

I am happy that you enjoyed your stay in the hotel, I will transfer your compliments to my staff.

Thank you for taking time to share your experience on tripadvisor.

I would be very pleased to see you again on a next visit at Essaouira.

Sincerely
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Property: Le Medina Essaouira Hotel Thalassa Sea & Spa - MGallery Collection
Address: Avenue Mohamed V, Essaouira 44000, Morocco
Location: Morocco > Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region > Essaouira
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Spa Hotel in Essaouira
#6 Luxury Hotel in Essaouira
#8 On the Beach Hotel in Essaouira
#17 Family Hotel in Essaouira
#19 Romantic Hotel in Essaouira
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:5 star — Le Medina Essaouira Hotel Thalassa Sea & Spa - MGallery Collection 5*
Number of rooms: 117
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Reminiscent of a sumptuous Moroccan riad, the facade of the Sofitel Thalassa Essaouira is painted the traditional red of Mogador. Set on the coast, close to the medina, this charming luxury hotel furnished with thuja and lemon wood cabinets, provides direct access to a luxury thalassotherapy centre. Enjoy an unforgettable leisure and fitness break. ... more   less 
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